AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 7th March 2008

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 7th March 2008[1]

                                                                                                                                                                                

THE HUMAN COST: Over 1000 dead and over 350, 000 displaced

Updates and Upcoming Activities[2]

  • Balozi wa Amani held a youth concert last Saturday 1st March 2008, as part of the ghetto to ghetto tour.
  • There will be an EVRI meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. to finalize implementation of activities that have been planned.
  • CCP Kenya will be collaborating with an initiative knows as VUMA Kenya in the USA in various fund raising and peace initiatives, including the “Give a grand” challenge, and the “Ten 4 Ten” campaign.
  • Saturday 8th March 2008, the women of Kenya are organising a non-partisan, multi-ethnic peace march from Impala grounds to Jamhuri Park stadium in honour of women and children of Kenya who were the most adversely affected during the post-election violence.  The meeting point is at Impala club at 8 a.m. All women are invited, please dress in white for the peace march. Kindly assist the women in IDP Camps by donating sanitary pads, and a pack of underwear. Collection boxes are available at Uchumi and Nakumatt supermarkets.
  • The Leadership Institute of Kenya (LIKA) is still holding their meetings every Wednesday at LIKA offices, on Kirichwa road near Masaba Hospital from 5 – 7 p.m. The meetings discuss the deeper issues affecting our country such as ethnicity, failure of democracy, the youth, money culture and lack of nationhood, as Kenyans seek to go “GO NATIONAL”.  All are invited.
  • A number of websites detailing various peace efforts in Kenya have been launched go to: www.generationkenya.co.ke. http://www.africanews.com/site/list_messages/15332,  www.guardians-of-peace.blogspot.com, www.pyramidofpeace.net and www.peace-caravan.org
  • The Kenya Veterans for Peace (KVP) continue to hold their workshop at Ukwala building, Haile Selassie Avenue. Sponsored by the Interreligious and International federation for world peace. The workshop seeks to have 200 former security personnel trained. KVP is appealing for counsellors and peace-building facilitators to assist during this workshop, which continues for the next two weeks.
TODAY’S MEETINGS

08.00 The Peace Makers Update, All Saints Cathedral Church                                                        OPEN

10.00 EVRI meeting PEACENET offices, Maalim Juma road Opp Royal media, Hurlingham       OPEN

 

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Peace is costly but it is worth the Expense

Monthly African Proverb from www.mymailaka.com

 

 

INSPIRATIONAL FEATURE

 

This week’s special feature, has emails from various people writing in on the work of CCP:

 

The first is from Joan McGregor, who is a Senior Peace and Conflict Advisor with Responding to Conflict in the UK, her email of February 29th 2008:

 

 

 

 

My dear friends,

 

I rejoice with you, and hope that this agreement marks the first ‘official’ steps of Kenya’s recovery and journey to greatness. 

 

I send you courage and energy as you heave a sigh of relief – knowing that your contribution to this step has been great, and that the journey is just beginning.

 

Aluta continua!

 

 

The Second is from Janice Jenner who is the Director, The Practice Institute Center for Justice and Peace building at Eastern Mennonite University that was sent on 28th February 2008: –

 

Dear CCP folk —

 

Many of us at Eastern Mennonite University continue to pray for all of Kenya and particularly for those Kenyans, like CCP, who are working for an end to violence and security, justice, and peace for all Kenyans.  EMU is holding an open forum this afternoon for the university and local community about Kenya, led by Kenyan students here.  We’ll be speaking about your work in addition to many other items.

 

We have just heard about the agreement signed by both parties today.  May it be the beginning of a healing process for Kenya — and may the civil society be able to work with communities to make real the benefits of whatever political settlement is set in place.


A number of the people working with CCP have ties to EMU.  Please pass on our greetings to them.


Many blessings — may your work for good continue and prosper.

 

 

 

 

 


[1] This daily update is a service to all working for peace. It records the various independent initiatives currently underway to restore peace, assist the displaced and promote truth and justice. It does suggest that these actions are being centrally coordinated.

[2] If you would like to contribute any information please contact Linda Bore at citizenskenya@gmail.com, or on 0711-269482

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